RURAL POOR INDIANS ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE THE DEADLY SECOND WAVE OF COVID19 INFECTIONS! THEY NEED YOUR URGENT HELP!
The deadly second wave of COVID19 is spreading rapidly like a wildfire to the innermost villages and interiors of India. While infections are rising rapidly in urban India, deaths, however, are piling up much faster in rural areas, as per a study published by a business daily this April. The share of rural districts in the country’s total deaths increased to 14.3 percent — the highest since the start of the pandemic. This could be seen as a result of crumbling health infrastructure and inadequate COVID management measures in rural India.
Images of patients and their families in severe distress due to lack of beds and oxygen supplies, at high-end multi-specialty hospitals in cities and towns have become representative of this deadly second wave. One can only imagine the kind of grim situation that will emerge in the villages where nearly 70% of the population lives, with meager access to critical care facilities.
The poor in rural areas are facing multiple healthcare challenges – lack of quality healthcare centers, acute shortage of medical personnel, medicines, equipment, and supplies, and little to no awareness on COVID monitoring and management measures. On the other hand, life has become a struggle for the survivors depending on daily-wage livelihoods that have taken a massive hit due to the pandemic. Without access to essentials and healthcare, Indians in villages face the risk of being left behind, caught up in the miserable cycle of deprivation, and even death.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
We have identified different needs in our program areas of Telangana state. In order to address them, we are
PROVIDING RATION KITS TO COVID POSITIVE FAMILIES
Distribute Ration/Grocery-Essentials Kits worth Rs. 2000 each to 5,000 COVID positive families from our program areas in Telangana.
Help us raise Rs 100,00,000 to provide essential supplies to COVID positive families.
PROVIDING MEDICAL KITS TO COVID POSITIVE FAMILIES
Handout medical kits (Pulse Oximeter, Thermometer, Sanitizers, and Disinfectants) worth Rs. 2,000 each to 5,000 COVID positive families from our program areas in Telangana. Help us raise Rs 100,00,000 to provide medical kits to COVID Positive Families.
PROVIDING PURIFIED BOTTLED WATER TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Provide 2,00,000 bottles of purified water worth Rs. 10 each for Medical Professionals and COVID Patients at Government Hospitals in Telangana. Help us raise Rs. 20,00,000 to provide bottled water to Healthcare Professionals.
PROVIDING OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS TO HOSPITALS
Donate Oxygen Concentrators worth Rs. 60,000 to Government Hospitals across Telangana that are burdened with COVID patients and struggling to provide them with Oxygen. Help us raise Rs. 1,20,00,000 to provide Oxygen Concentrators to Government Hospitals.
All Donations Made Towards this Effort are Eligible for 80G Tax Exemption.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE ALREADY
100 Oxygen Concentrators were donated by Amazon India to Government Hospitals in Telangana. We facilitated the distributionity.
120 Ventilators and BiPAPs were donated by Gland Fosun Foundations to Government Hospitals in Telangana. We facilitated the distribution.
We set up the Bala Vikasa Oxygen Bank to allow poor and needy COVID patients struggling for oxygen to use oxygen concentrators free of cost. We have arranged for 7 concentrators with the support of kind-hearted individual donors.